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EMERGENCY Services Provided: Update and Explanation

Emergency services are provided to VLAC clients with patients (horses) that have been serviced for wellness care over the last 12 months. Wellness care includes a combination of yearly physical exams and vaccinations, dental care, sheath cleaning, fecal egg counts, and/or coggins testing.

 New clients or existing clients that have acquired a new horse that have an established Veterinary-Client relationship prior to the emergency are eligible for Emergency services. Such horses must be a part of the upcoming wellness program that provides their yearly care, as stated above.

 Emergency services to non-established clients, as indicated above, are not guaranteed. We strongly encourage all horse owners to have a Veterinary-Client relationship with a Clinic/Veterinarian that will provide necessary Emergency Services to their horses.


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Welcome to Vermont Large Animal Clinic


Full Ambulatory Equine Practice with Medical and Surgical Center

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Emergency? Call us right away at (802) 893-6800. For an after-hours emergency please call our emergency phone number (802) 860-8266

We offer extensive equine veterinary services in Vermont and upstate New York, for all ages, breeds, and disciplines. Our mission is to deliver caring, professional service with a large variety of diagnostic and treatment options. We take pride in offering a high level of customer service throughout our practice. We offer the peace of mind that your horses will be cared for by veterinarians who have undergone equine training. This ensures your animals will receive the highest standard of health care.

VLAC – Equine Hospital serves as a referral equine medical and surgical hospital for Vermont, New Hampshire and upstate New York. We offer a variety of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic options, including: emergency and routine equine surgery, digital radiography, ultrasound, shock wave therapy and video endoscopy. One focus of VLAC – Equine Hospital is on client education, allowing our clients to make the best and most informed decisions for their animals.

Vermont Large Animal Clinic | 802-893-6800
1054 Lake Road
Milton, VT 05468
Email: office@vlac.net

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Samuel Scheu
    , DVM
    2021-2022 VLAC Intern

    Sam is a native of Woodstock, VT and grew up riding and competing in eventing.  He is a 2019 graduate of the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and spent two years in large animal practice in the Upper Valley region of VT/NH.  Sam is excited to join VLAC to pursue further training in equine medicine and surgery.  Outside of veterinary medicine Sam enjoys spending time with family and telemark skiing. 

  • Molly Witters
    , VMD
    Associate: Relief Work

    Dr. Molly Witters attended Middlebury College where she earned her BA in Environmental Studies.  In 2009 she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School and returned to her home state of Vermont, where she has been practicing since.  Dr. Molly has a deep love and appreciation for the diversity of the equine industry in Vermont, and the people and animals who define it.  She has a strong interest in preventative and palliative care, and enjoys the small things about her job, from the farm dogs to the kids who love their ponies.  Dr. Molly is part of a growing movement of equine veterinarians involved in the conversation around professional sustainability, and in offering her services in a relief veterinarian role, she also hopes to be part of the solution.  

  • Tiffany Hamelin
    Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

    Tiffany graduated from SUNY Cobleskill in 2013 with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Animal Science with an Equine concentration. She began her veterinary medicine career with the Equine Clinic at Oakencroft, located in Albany, NY. She worked here as a live-in Veterinary Assistant for three years. For the next 3 years, she worked in small animal clinics, gaining experience in emergency medicine, surgery, and general practice. We welcomed Tiffany to VLAC in August of 2019. In her free time Tiffany enjoys caring for her two horses: Maggie and Dash, and her dogs: Dylan and Cedar.

  • Alexandra Brunet
    , DVM
    Associate

    Dr. Alex Brunet grew up riding horses in New Jersey. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Ramapo College of New Jersey and earned her DVM at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing her internship here at VLAC, Dr Alex joined our team as a full time associate. Her professional interests include internal medicine, preventative care and sports medicine. In her spare time Alex enjoys various outdoor activities with her huskies, Bear and Rainier. She also volunteers for endurance races, both for horses and sled dogs. 

  • Emilie Beaupré,
    DVM
    Associate

    Dr. Beaupré is a life long equestrian. She enjoys all facets of equine veterinary work. Her focus is on mare reproduction, integrative medicine (veterinary spinal manipulation and acupunctures), biomechanics/lameness, and preventative medicine. She received her veterinary degree from Colorado State University College (CSU) of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, her certification in veterinary acupuncture from CSU in 2005, and her certification in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy from The Healing Oasis, Sturtevant WI in 2008. Emilie has practiced in Northern Vermont since 2005 starting with her internship at Vermont Large Animal Clinic. When Emilie is not working, she enjoys riding her horse 'Rio', breeding and raising a foal or two, and spending quality time raising and keeping up with her two boys Liam and Jack along with her husband Peter.

  • Samantha King
    , CVT
    Practice Manager/Head Technician

    Samantha came to VLAC in 2012 for a technician externship and came back in 2013 to fill the head technician position. She was then given the opportunity to add practice manager to her title in 2019. She completed her Associates in Veterinary Technology at Becker College in Massachusetts in 2013 and received her certification in 2014. She is a Vermont native and loves spending time outdoors with her husband: Nohea, daughter: Adelene, and dogs: Lola and MJ

  • Amber Goodwin
    , DVM
    Associate

    Dr. Amber Goodwin grew up riding horses on the north shore of Massachusetts. She competed in the hunters and equitation up to and through high school and received a scholarship to ride in college for Texas A&M University's Division 1 Equestrian Team. She earned her bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University in Animal Science in 2011, while also receiving 3 national championships with the equestrian team during her time in Texas. Amber was accepted to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012, and after a year at Ross University she transferred to Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine where she received her DVM in 2016. After completing her internship at VLAC, Dr. Amber joined the VLAC team as a full-time associate. Amber's interests include equine sports medicine, theriogenology, and alternative medicine. Amber has always had a deep love for animals and enjoys spending time with her dog Sophie (pictured), who she adopted during her time at Ross University in St. Kitts in the Caribbean.

  • Philip D. van Harreveld
    , DVM, MS, DACVS-LA
    Owner

    Dr. van Harreveld graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. In 1997, Dr. Phil completed a one year internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery at Kansas State University. In 2000, he completed an equine surgery residency at Kansas State University. In 2001, Dr. Phil was certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in equine surgery. During his surgical residency, Dr. Phil received a Masters Degree in Veterinary Clinical Sciences from Kansas State University for research work in the field of equine joint and bone biomechanics. Dr. Phil's special interests include lameness examination, soft tissue and reproductive surgery, and the management of medical and surgical equine colic.

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Excellent and personalized care. Very lucky to have this hidden gem right here in VT. All employees truly care for the horses and make you feel right at home."
    Stephanie T.

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Office Hours

Milton, VT Hours (802) 893-6800

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Emergency Answering Service Hours (802) 860-8266

Monday:

5:00 pm-8:00 am

Tuesday:

5:00 pm-8:00 am

Wednesday:

5:00 pm-8:00 am

Thursday:

5:00 pm-8:00 am

Friday:

5:00 pm-8:00 am

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 am

Sunday:

12:00 am-8:00 am